Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Establishing Mulberry Gardens Food Forest

Sheet mulching to allow understory plants to establish


It began with a large area of asphalt and a dream of expanding our community garden. Mulberry Gardens is in Glenroy, Melbourne and operates entirely as a communal space. All members share in the upkeep and harvest the produce - which is mostly shared amongst attendees at the Saturday morning communal sessions. The number of fast food and alcohol shops vastly out weights fresh food outlets in the area so a community garden was established to help give locals access to fresh organic produce and share the skills of produce growing.
Last year we were lucky enough to get some funding from the Australian Open Gardens Grants to rip up a large section of asphalt and put in a food forest. (Reclaiming the hard surfaces of the city- every gardeners dream!)
The full article is available on the Permaculture Research Institute website:
For more information about the garden contact Elspeth: mulberrygardens.glenroy@hotmail.com
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